Energy Efficiency

Capital Plan for Clean Prosperity: Steeling heavy industry for a low-carbon future

Capital Plan for Clean Prosperity: Heavy Industry   The world is at a turning point. Will we address the climate crisis in a timely and adequate manner and create a low-carbon economy, or will we fail to see the benefits of the transition and instead face the catastrophic impacts of global heating ...

Capital Plan for Clean Prosperity: Pumping energy efficiency into oil and gas

With files from Toby Heaps and Aleena Naseem The urgent need to transition into a low-carbon economy is becoming increasingly clear. Abnormally violent natural disasters are ravaging countless parts of the world and various intergovernmental reports have warned that the window is closing to avoid t ...

The 2% solution: Our stimulus plan for clean prosperity

If there’s one element of the 2019 federal election campaign to take heart in, it’s the centrality of the climate crisis. After years of climate change being left out of official debates, it’s, at long last, being extensively debated, and Canadians are being asked to choose among a range of c ...

Capital Plan for Clean Prosperity: Greening buildings would turbocharge Canada’s GDP

  With files from Aleena Naseem and Toby Heaps   Time is running out. According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we must halve our global emissions in the next 10 years and reach net zero emissions by 2050 to avoid widespread catastrophe and human misery. Yet government ...

York’s “bioclimatic” business school building is breath of fresh of air

When visitors enter the new Schulich School of Business building at York University in Toronto, many immediately pick up on two features that are often conspicuously absent in modern structures: for a large campus building, the light-filled space is surprisingly quiet while the air is unexpectedly ...

Genome BC Invests in Acuva Technologies

Genome BC has invested $1 million in Acuva Technologies, a company based in British Columbia that provides advanced UV-LED water purification solutions. “Our province still has communities where safe drinking water is not consistently available,” said Tony Brooks, chief financial officer and ...

Foresight Cleantech Creates Partnership with Okanagan College and UBC

The Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre, Okanagan College, and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have established a new partnership to create jobs, create intellectual property, and help grow the cleantech ecosystem in B.C. and Canada. Foresight will continue to provide its services to in ...

City of Kitchener Wins Water Efficiency Excellence Award

The Region of Waterloo has recognized the City of Kitchener as a local leader in water efficiency. The city partnered with the Region’s Water Efficient Technology (WET) Program on a number of projects that when fully operational, would save enough water to supply 152 average local households for ...

Green bonds, greenwash, and risk: how to tame the new Wild West

What makes a green bond green? A cynic might say the easy answer lies in the word “green”: take a bond, put the word “green” before the word “bond,” and congratulations—you have created a green bond. In reality, to sell it you have to explain why you prepended “green” to “bond. ...

Study Measures Impact of Built Environment on Water Use

How much water single-family residences use is closely related to a community’s built environment, according to a study led by the University of Arizona (U.A.). In particular, design factors such as vegetated land cover, housing density, and lot size appear to have a strong impact on water use. T ...